University of Waterloo Fraternity #BreakTheSilence on Campus Sexual Assaults with PSA
Education / Social issues

University of Waterloo Fraternity #BreakTheSilence on Campus Sexual Assaults with PSA

Major kudos goes out this week to University of Waterloo-based fraternity Sigma Chi for openly addressing (arguably) the biggest issue on Canadian campuses today— sexual assault and rape culture— in their PSA video #BreakTheSilence. Following almost two years of mounting evidence of a pervasive rape culture across our post-secondary campuses— ahem; Saint Mary’s; McMaster; uOttawa; … Continue reading

Why Bill Cosby Matters to Canadians (And how Kitchener turned a negative into a positive)
Politics / Social issues

Why Bill Cosby Matters to Canadians (And how Kitchener turned a negative into a positive)

Wednesday night, Bill Cosby — one of history’s most beloved comedians and prolific alleged-rapist – performed the first show of his three-month long “Conversations” tour at the Centre in the Square in Kitchener, Ontario. It was the first of 3 Canadian tour dates this week, and the show made international headlines. For feminists, protesters, supporters, … Continue reading

There’s no “U” in Convocation: Why I Hate the Graduation Proposal Trend
Education / Relationships

There’s no “U” in Convocation: Why I Hate the Graduation Proposal Trend

Another June gone, another couple hundred thousand or so graduates having crossed the stages of their Canadian academic institutions, celebrating, quite possibly, their biggest accomplishment to date; accepting their post-secondary degree/diploma. Men and women of all ages, backgrounds, and disciplines spend years working for this moment. Maybe it’s to appease their parents as a matter … Continue reading

It starts here, it ends here: A call to action against rape culture on campus
Education / Social issues

It starts here, it ends here: A call to action against rape culture on campus

For anyone familiar enough with the University of Ottawa – “Canada’s University” – you may know that the school’s official recruitment tagline is “It Starts Here / Ça part d’ici.” Meant to inspire the next generation it is an unfortunate tagline that, this week, lends itself all-too-well to a recent epidemic of incidents that illustrate … Continue reading

WestJet Passenger Thinks “The Cockpit of an Airliner is NO Place for a Woman”
Amuse / Social issues

WestJet Passenger Thinks “The Cockpit of an Airliner is NO Place for a Woman”

Ladies and gentlemen, the captain has turned on the Fasten Seatbelt Sign, please get ready for take-off, because we’re in for one hell of a ride. Today’s in-flight entertainment brought to you by the letter “S” –  for Sexist. We all perceive time as linear but an amazing thing happened on Sunday when a WestJet … Continue reading